Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad

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"A cool cucumber salad with low fat dressing that is great for bar-b-ques."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Drain cucumbers for a few minutes on paper towels. In a serving dish, stir together the yogurt, sour cream, onion, garlic, and dill. Add cucumbers, and gently mix to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving for best flavor.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2010

I love cucumber salads and I love vanilla yogurt, but I just couldn't bring myself to use the vanilla yogurt in this recipe because the brand I have on hand is a little too sweet (perhaps because it's fat free and gets it's sweetness from an artificial sweetner). I opted to use plain yogurt instead and a bit of sugar to taste. This recipe didn't specify what type of onion, so I used green onion because it's subtle. I sliced the cucumbers thin and left the skin on as I usually do with cucumber salads. Overall, pretty good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2005

I tried this recipe out on some guests that came over and ended up regretting it. The yogurt gives the dressing a strange sweet edge. If I had to do it again I would substitute something savory in place of the yogurt. I just don't think of cucumber salad as sweet.

Jun 11, 2005

I really like this salad. I did make a couple of changes. I used plain yogurt, not vanilla and I roasted the garlic before adding it to the salad. I also sprinkled the top with chives and more dill before serving.

Jul 18, 2011

Just perfect! LOVED the flavor. I stuck with the recipe as posted, then added a few bacon crumbles on top. I salted and drained the cucumbers for 3 hours before making up the salad. This makes the cucumbers very crunchy. Also they don't drain into the dressing to dilute it.

Jul 29, 2010

I opted to use plain yogurt and this turned out great. Very much like tzatziki sauce. After reading through some of the reviews, I started thinking about vanilla flavored yogurt. It seems to me that today's flavored yogurts are very sweet and some brands of vanilla yogurt are really more like a custard dessert. It's not like the plain vanilla yogurt that you used to buy that was only slightly less offensive than plain yogurt.

Jul 03, 2005

The vanilla yogurt seemed to give it an odd flavor. Salad was edible, but not something I'd make again.

Jun 08, 2008

I really liked this! I opted not to peel my cucumbers and used fresh dill. Great flavor, similar to Tzatziki without the bite, and a subtle hint of sweetness from the yogurt. Very good, thanks!

Oct 23, 2012

I'm not sure if I did something wrong but this didn't seem to have much flavor. It also didn't hold well in the fridge because it got watery after sitting for just a couple of hours. If I make it again, I will probably tweak the recipe a bit and not make it until right before I'm ready to serve it.


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  • Calories
  • 55 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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